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Event

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 - 7:00am to Nov 23 2014 - 7:00am

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more about Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Location

various locations Calgary , AB
Media Release

Pembina reacts to CNRL’s application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases:

“CNRL should not be allowed to increase high pressure cyclic steam stimulation (HPCSS) in proximity to the areas impacted by blowouts in 2013 until the Alberta Energy Regulator investigation is complete, the results have been made public and interested parties have had an opportunity to comment on recommendations arising from the investigation. It is premature to debate additional production until this report is complete and has been subject to public review.

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Event

Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Oct 29 2013 - 12:00am to 3:00am

From pipeline blow outs and tanker spills to train derailments, when it comes to oil spills, how can we protect our communities, and the lands and waters that we love? How can we push through the corporate spin and public relations campaigns to advocate effectively for our communities and the planet in the aftermath of these environmental disasters?

This workshop will cover the basics of oil spill impacts and demystify industry and government cleanup. It will explore some of the ways that we, the grassroots, can skill up and step up when it comes to community oil spill response and ecological detox and recovery. Read more about Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Location

Room 262
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Free Workshop: Grassroots Remedies for Detoxing and Healing Contaminated Land

Oct 25 2013 - 12:00am to 2:30am

As part of Sustainability Awareness Week at the University of Alberta, APIRG, in collaboration with Public Interest Alberta are excited to bring you this free workshop:

Are you passionate about growing and gathering your own food and medicine, but are concerned that the soils in your community are contaminated by heavy metals or chemicals?

Do you live in a place where industrial activity formerly occurred or is currently taking place and are concerned about the toxic legacies left behind?

From transforming vacant lots and wastelands into urban farms, community gardens, and wild spaces, to growing and gathering safe and healthy food and medicine in our backyards and wildlands, how can we work with the power of living systems to heal contaminated and damaged land? When it comes to environmental disasters, like oil spills, how can we skill up and help with the recovery of the communities, lands and waters that we love? Read more about Free Workshop: Grassroots Remedies for Detoxing and Healing Contaminated Land

Location

Room 177
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Healthy Homes Sustainability Series: Your Green Baby— Creating a Healthy Nursery

Feb 22 2012 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Healthy Homes Sustainability Series

Are you expecting or have a young baby? Interested in sustainable, healthy options for babyhood? Join experts Lindsay Ross from Babes in Arms and Riva Mackie from Riva’s The Ecostore as they discuss all things green baby. Read more about Healthy Homes Sustainability Series: Your Green Baby— Creating a Healthy Nursery

Location

Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Sustainability Speaker Series: “The Story of Stuff” with Annie Leonard

Nov 18 2011 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Tickets: $5 On sale now! 

Click here to purchase online at Tix on the Square or grab yours on campus at the Infolink booths located in HUB, SUB, CAB and ETLC.

The Office of Sustainability invites you to attend the second presentation in our 2011-2012 Sustainability Speaker Series, “The Story of Stuff,” presented by Annie Leonard. Read more about Sustainability Speaker Series: “The Story of Stuff” with Annie Leonard

Location

Room 11
Tory Lecture Theatre — University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Project Team Member, Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team

Initiative: 
Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team
Position: 
Project Team Member
Application Deadline: 
18 Nov 2011

The AEN Water Caucus is seeking to replace our previous AEN delegate to the AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team. Deadline to indicate interest is Friday, November 18, 2011. Delegate selection will occur by nomination and election at a special meeting of the AEN Water Caucus for the week ending November 25, 2011.  Read more about Call for Delegates: Project Team Member, Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team

Event

Health Canada's Hazardcheck

Oct 29 2011 - 4:00pm to Oct 30 2011 - 9:00pm
Nov 5 2011 - 4:00pm to Nov 6 2011 - 10:00pm

Time: 10am-3pm

Did you know? Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, so it’s important that our homes are safe and healthy places to live. At the Hazardcheck event, a Summerhill Impact representative will provide information on health risks that may be present in your home, such as carbon monoxide, radon, lead and mould, and their potential health impacts. For more information, and a list of store locations near you, visit: www.summerhillgroup.ca/hazardcheck. Read more about Health Canada's Hazardcheck

Locations

Select Home Depot locations Edmonton , AB
Select Home Depot locations Calgary , AB

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